How to add an Audio file or a Video to a course

In the content of your course, you can add Video or Audio files, either by uploading the file from your computer or by embedding a Web Video or Audio. 

This article explains how to upload a

First, navigate to your Brightspace course page. Then,

  1. Click on Content in the green navigation bar
  2. Go to (sub) module where the supporting media wants to be added
  3. Click Upload / Create
  4. Click on Video or Audio. A pop-up window will open

Upload a Web Video or Audio file

  1. Select the Web Video or Audio tab to include an external link of the video.
  2. Search for the desired video in the corresponding website, for example on YouTube. Copy the URL or enter embed code of the video/audio and paste it in the 'Enter Url or Embed Code' box
  3. Add a title
  4. Click Save

To add YouTube videos starting from a specific time you can use the following workaround. Create a Link and, paste the YouTube link in the URL field, go to the end of the link and add the the timestamp &t=0m0s. Make sure to replace the zeros by the minutes and seconds that you want the video to start. See the example below.

Example link: https://www.youtube.com/watch-example_link

Link with timestamp: https://www.youtube.com/watch-example-link&t=3m46s

You will be returned to the (sub)module with the link to the web video file added.

Video sites that can be embedded

Embedding means the integration of content, usually a photo, video or audio file, that is published elsewhere into other web media. Just like adding a URL, you do not download and upload the content, but view it in the original source. To see it directly on the website, embed the media to avoid a link to the source in your text. 

This does not matter here: Brightspace always includes media, even if it is a URL. Find the embed code on most websites under the share button.  

Upload a Video or Audio file from a computer

There are two ways to upload a video/audio file from a computer in the Content of a course. A file can be either dragged and dropped in the content or uploaded by the following process.

First, Navigate through the content to the Upload of Video or Audio and then:

  1. Select Upload to upload a video from your computer
  2. Drop your video or audio file here to upload or Browse...
    • If you select Browse... a new window will pop-up to select the file from the computer

After the video is uploaded, you will be able to

  1. Add a title. A title will automatically appear
  2. Optional: Add Subtitles
  3. Click Save. 

You will be returned to the (sub)module with the link to the  video file added.

You now know how to add an audio file or a video to Brightspace!

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